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Australia’s first national environmental law watchdog puts polluters on notice

RenewEconomy - 1 hour 24 min ago

Australia’s first national, not for profit legal watchdog for the environment launches today with a mandate to ensure environmental laws are observed and properly enforced.

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Smoke and mirrors: Taylor meets states as global expert laments Australia “tragedy”

RenewEconomy - 1 hour 26 min ago

Angus Taylor COAG Energy Council agenda - optimisedEnergy ministers head to Perth for the first COAG energy council meeting in almost a year, with frustrations amongst State and Territory ministers high.

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Trials to test solar and storage technologies for industrial cooling systems

RenewEconomy - 1 hour 44 min ago

Industrial cooling systems that utilise solar energy, thermal storage, smart technology and non-toxic refrigerants will be trialled at three major commercial sites.

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Australia’s first offshore wind project heads to “next phase” with new CEO

RenewEconomy - 1 hour 49 min ago

Star of the South names Danish wind power exectuive Casper Frost Thorhauge to head up the 2000MW wind farm proposed for waters off the south coast of Gippsland.

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Australia fires: Sea of fire races across field near Adelaide

BBC - 2 hours 30 min ago
Bushfires have hit areas near Adelaide and created a smoky haze blanketing the city.
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New Zealand begins consulting on ETS electricity allocation factor

Carbon Pulse - 3 hours 1 min ago
New Zealand on Thursday began consulting on modelling the electricity allocation factor (EAF) for its emissions trading scheme, a process that could lead to industrial emitters receiving fewer free NZUs from 2021.
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This is no time for energy ministers to panic over reliability standards

RenewEconomy - 3 hours 6 min ago

NetworkAn unlikely alliance of the federal minister and his Victoria counter-part pushes for Australia's reliability standard to be tightened further. It makes no sense.

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Cannon-Brookes says $20bn solar project will be “lighthouse” to world

RenewEconomy - 3 hours 34 min ago

MIke Cannon Brookes Cannon-Brookes - Jon Dee - optimised RE100 singapore exports altassianMike Cannon-Brookes says huge solar and storage project will test the limits of engineering, but serve as a "lighthouse" project to the world.

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Bill Gates’ secret energy company unveils solar breakthrough for industrial heat

RenewEconomy - 5 hours 50 sec ago

Bill Gates and co-investors hail new solar technology that can revolutionise - and displace fossil fuels - in production of cement and steel.

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Draft Guide to nationally protected species significantly impacted by paddock tree removal

Department of the Environment - 5 hours 4 min ago
The Department of the Environment and Energy is seeking your views on the draft Guide to nationally protected species significantly impacted by paddock tree removal. Consultation closes 14 February 2020
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A third of tropical African plants face extinction

BBC - 5 hours 6 min ago
An assessment shows rapid loss of trees, shrubs and herbs in countries such as Ethiopia and Tanzania.
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Oxford Dictionaries declares 'climate emergency' the word of 2019

The Guardian - 5 hours 19 min ago

Usage of the term increased 100-fold in the space of 12 months, dictionary says

Oxford Dictionaries has declared “climate emergency” the word of the year for 2019, following a hundred-fold increase in usage that it says demonstrated a “greater immediacy” in the way we talk about the climate.

Defined as “a situation in which urgent action is required to reduce or halt climate change and avoid potentially irreversible environmental damage resulting from it”, Oxford said the words soared from “relative obscurity” to “one of the most prominent – and prominently debated – terms of 2019.”

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CP Daily: Wednesday November 20, 2019

Carbon Pulse - 5 hours 29 min ago
A daily summary of our news plus bite-sized updates from around the world.
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Diving to save Indonesia's coral reefs from plastic

BBC - 5 hours 46 min ago
Tenia Lestari leads a network of volunteer divers who clear rubbish from the coral reefs and recycle what they find.
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Smoke haze from bushfires poses health risks for NSW residents

ABC Environment - 7 hours 57 min ago
Air quality has reached hazardous levels in Sydney, the Illawarra and parts of northern NSW for the second time this week as smoke haze from the bushfires descends on the city.
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Canadian cabinet shake-up sees Wilkinson named as environment minister

Carbon Pulse - 8 hours 1 min ago
Canadian MP Jonathan Wilkinson was appointed minister of environment and climate change as the minority Liberal government’s cabinet reconvened on Wednesday, with current agency head Catherine McKenna transitioned to a different department.
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Virginia Democrats file bill to enable RGGI linkage, state-run auctions

Carbon Pulse - 9 hours 18 min ago
Virginia Democrats filed legislation on Tuesday to allow a linkage with the Northeast US RGGI programme and for the state to sell 100% of allowances under its proposed cap-and-trade rule.
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Extinction of ice age giants likely drove surviving animals apart

The Conversation - 10 hours 33 min ago
After the woolly mammoth and other megafauna became extinct, surviving animals mingled less. This has big implications for modern conservation. Aniko Blanka Toth, Postdoctoral Fellow, Macquarie University Licensed as Creative Commons – attribution, no derivatives.
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One-third of tropical African plant species at risk of extinction – study

The Guardian - 10 hours 49 min ago

Experts say new approach to classify plants’ conservation status suggests 7,000 species at risk

A third of plant species in tropical Africa are threatened with extinction, a new study suggests. Plants are crucial to many ecosystems and life in general, providing food and oxygen, as well as being the source of myriad materials and medicines. However, human activities including logging, mining and agriculture pose a major threat.

While the extinction risk of animals around the world has been well studied, the risk facing many plants remains unclear: 86% of mammal species have been assessed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for its Red List, compared with only 8% of plant species. Now experts say they have come up with a rapid approach to give a preliminary classification.

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Alberta suspends fuel efficiency and vent gas capture offset protocol

Carbon Pulse - 12 hours 27 min ago
Alberta has suspended its engine fuel management and vent gas capture offset protocol under its CO2 pricing regime for unspecified issues, the Canadian province’s Environment and Parks department announced.
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